I was in my teens when John Hughes was making all these great movies that define us - growing up in the 80s. The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and my favourite - Some Kind of Wonderful, which he didn't direct but wrote the script.
Are the teenagers today so different from us that movies about teenagers are so different today. Running out of things to watch, and unable to sleep on a long flight recently, i watched 17 again, and High School Musical, and i just can't connect, and they are not half as good as The Breakfast Club or Some Kind of Wonderful. Maybe you will say that because i am too old for teenagers' movies like 17 again.. but i can watch a John Hughes movie again any time even now. Maybe you say it is nostalgia. Ok maybe maybe.
Whatever it is, I'm some kind of sad that John Hughes has died. His movies brings back so much memories. And i still want to be Mary Stuart Masterson sometimes.
The Quotable John Hugheshttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/08/07/movies/2009-john-hughes-movies.html?th&emc=th